Bob Hoskins Announces Retirement from Acting After Parkinson's Diagnosis
Bob Hoskins, an English actor famous for his roles in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Long Good Friday, announced his official retirement from acting today. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease last autumn.
Hoskins is 69 years old, and was active as a film actor for over thirty years. He was most recently seen playing the role of a dwarf in Snow White and the Huntsman.
A press release obtained by Movies Now said the following:
Bob Hoskins wishes to announce that he will be retiring from acting, following his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease last autumn. He wishes to thank all the great and brilliant people he has worked with over the years, and all of his fans who have supported him during a wonderful career. Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time.
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